With only a few days to Christmas Donegal Town received an early Christmas present with the announcement of 10 new jobs in Donegal town.
Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley TD, yesterday welcomed the announcement by his Ministerial Colleague, Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, that a total of 528 new jobs are to be created in government supported start-up companies around the country and was particularly delighted that 10 of these jobs are to be created in Donegal Town in Frankleyweb ltd.
Minister McGinley said, “This government is committed to creating as many jobs as possible. Jobs are the lifeblood of any community and society, and I am delighted that these high level jobs are coming to Donegal.”
The company is being set up by Jenni Timony from Donegal Town who has a proven track record in business. Ms. Timony is the founder of Frankley.com a successful subscription underwear company which is based in San Francisco and she confirmed to this newspaper that she intends setting up her new company Frankleyweb Ltd. in Donegal Town.
Making the announcement Minister Bruton said “If we are to rebuild the economy and get jobs growing again, we must create an indigenous engine of growth.
“I have said before that while foreign direct investment must and will remain an important part of our economic strategy, indigenous businesses will be the key to achieving the levels of growth and employment that we need. Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start Up programme, which provides support to dynamic, high-growth companies in key sectors, is a central part of my plan to drive success in our indigenous businesses.
“I was happy to secure an increase in funding for this programme as part of Budget 2012, and I look forward to further expansion in future years.”